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Published: September 19, 2022   |   Last Updated: February 24, 2023

Disaster Victims

Update 02/24/2023 – If you were a victim of the severe winter storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides in California, or the severe storms, straight-line winds, and tornadoes in Alabama or Georgia, you now have additional time to file various individual and business tax returns and make certain tax payments. Details about these recent tax relief provisions can be found here.

Disaster Relief Guidance


Latest Tax Relief Guidance in Disaster Situations

Recent special tax law provisions may help you recover financially from the impact of a major disaster in your location.

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Preparing for Disasters

Are your home and/or business ready if a disaster strikes? Get information and suggestions on paperless record keeping, documenting assets and valuables.

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Around the Nation

Get IRS news specific to local areas, primarily disaster relief or tax provisions that affect certain states.

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Disaster Resources

For Individuals

Guidance for those affected by disasters and answers to frequently asked questions.

Reconstructing records after a disaster may be essential for tax purposes, getting federal assistance or insurance reimbursement. The more accurately the loss is estimated, the more loan and grant money there may be available.

For Tax Professionals

For Charitable Organizations

After a disaster or in other emergency hardship situations, you may be interested in providing assistance to victims through charitable organizations. The IRS Disaster Relief Resources for Charities and Contributors provides a number of resources to help accomplish this goal.

Publication 3833, Disaster Relief, Providing Assistance Through Charitable Organizations, describes how members of the public can use charitable organizations to provide assistance to victims of disasters or other emergency hardship situations.

Tax News:

TAS Tax Tip:

Hurricane Ida Tax Relief Extended to
Feb. 15, 2022

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Tax News:

IRS Grants Disaster Relief to Victims of February Winter Storms

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NTA Blog:

Proposed Disaster Regulations – March 15 is the last day for public comment

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Other Government Agency Disaster Information


This is a one stop Web portal that consolidates information from 17 U.S. Government Agencies where you can apply for Small Business Administration loans through online applications, receive referral information on forms of assistance that do not have online applications, or check the progress and status of their applications online.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Federal disaster aid programs provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are available to citizens affected by major disasters.


Lets survivors and disaster relief workers know about the many disaster relief programs available. Perhaps you have suffered damage to a home or business, lost your job, or experienced crop damage due to a natural disaster. Benefits.gov has a variety of national benefit and assistance program geared toward disaster recovery.


Learn how individuals and business can prepare for and respond to all kinds of disasters and emergencies.

Small Business Administration (SBA)

The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is responsible for providing affordable, timely and accessible financial assistance to homeowners, renters and businesses of all sizes located in a declared disaster area. Financial assistance is available in the form of low-interest, long-term loans for losses that are not fully covered by insurance or other recoveries.